I just finished reading Cutting for Stone and all I can say is WOW. This is one intense read.
I’m not ashamed to admit though, that is my second time picking up this book. I borrowed it from the library last summer after hearing everyone sing it’s praises and found, much to my dismay, that I couldn’t get into it at all! I think I read fifty pages then set it down and eventually returned it to the library unread.
However, this book has really stuck in my head over the past year because I’ve heard so many people say it’s their favorite book…yada yada yada. Finally, I decided to just try again. I needed to know what everyone was talking about! I don’t like feeling left out at a party, folks. So, I made the commitment to stick with it and I’m so glad I did. I still think that the beginning is a little slow (and doesn’t grab my attention like some books), but then you hit a point and it’s like BAM…you can’t put it down after that.
Make no mistake, this book is dark. And haunting. It reads like a screenplay and I wonder if a movie in the works? I became so wrapped up with the characters and both loved and hated them. And then the ending!!!!! Woah. I totally wasn’t expecting the ending and even though I finished this book a week ago, I am still thinking about it. Deep. I know this is a novel that will stick with me a long time….and I love that feeling.
Definitely give Cutting for Stone a try (or a second try!) but don’t expect it to be some light, fluffy beach read. You won’t regret it.
Anyone have a suggestion as to what to start next? I blew through Diane Chamberlain’s latest in about four hours and need something a little deeper to sink my teeth into (something that’s not fifty shade of gray…sorry!)Pin It